Area Obituaries

Nancy “Cricket” Smith

Nancy Diane “Cricket” Slatton Smith, 44, of Bridgeport, Alabama passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at her residence. She is survived by her parents, Georgia Belle Johnson Hagan (Robert Chance) and Steve Graham; children, Kaniel (Brianna) Smith, Terron Slatton, Damon Smith and Skylar Smith; brother, Mark Slatton; uncle, Jessie (Angie) Johnson; aunts, Marie Johnson and Diane Ake; father of Kaniel, Daniel Powell;…

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Wallace Massengale Sr.

Wallace Massengale Sr. Wallace Martin Massengale Sr., 74, of Dunlap, died at Erlanger Medical Center on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Mr. Massengale was preceded in death by his parents, Estel and Eula Long Massengale; and a sister, Inez Almond. Survivors include his wife, Geanie Cagle Massengale; son, Wallace M. Massengale, Jr.; brother, Garry (Anna Lou) Massengale; sisters, Amanda (Larry) Dishman and Marsha…

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Daniel Littleton

Daniel Wayne Littleton, 81, of Dunlap, passed away at his residence on Saturday, January 16, 2021. He was born July 1, 1939 in Quincy, Illinois. He was a member of Way of the Cross Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam Era, and was awarded the National Defense Service…

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Charles Clifton

Charles Milton Clifton, 89, of Dunlap, passed away January 17, 2021 at Erlanger Sequatchie Valley. He was of the Baptist faith, served in The United States Army during The Korean War as a Sergeant 1st Class. Charles was a member of the VFW Post 5772, American Legion, and loved to camp and fish. He was…

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Mary Ruth Campbell

Mary Ruth Campbell, age 90, of Pikeville, Tennessee died Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at her home. She was of the Church of God faith.  She loved her family, shopping at Wal-Mart and all of her shoes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Huel Campbell; children, Loretta Campbell and Jerry Don Campbell; and daughter-in-laws,…

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Sammie Carolyn Austin

Sammie Carolyn Austin, 77, of Whitwell, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021. She and her husband owned and operated Austin Grocery for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Recie Austin, Sr.; parents, Samuel and Myrtle Pickett; foster children, David Lemons and Chris Church; and siblings, Melvin Pickett, Dorothy Austin, and Shirley…

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Michael McDonough

Michael “Mike” Russell McDonough’s life drew to a close on January 6, 2021. This transplanted southerner, or “Damn Yankee,” was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on September 2, 1951. Mike made Tennessee his home for the rest of his life. Mike is survived by his daughter, Michelle McDonough of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Shawnee Carter of Asheville,…

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Carolyn Grindle

Carolyn Faye Harmon Grindle, 81, of Rossville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021. She was a lifelong resident of Walker County and of the Baptist faith. She retired from Tennessee Rand and enjoyed working in her flower garden, interior decorating, and spending time with her loving family. She was preceded in death by her…

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Danny Sprouse

Private graveside services and interment for Danny C. Sprouse, 79, of Walling, were held Monday, January 4 at Boiling Springs Cemetery. Bro. Kevin Daughrity officiated. Danny passed away Friday January 1, 2021 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center due to COVID-19 complications. He was born January 13, 1941 in Dunlap to the late Ollie and Octa…

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Ray “Stew” Pickett

Ray Stewart Pickett, 76, of Dunlap passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Memorial Hospital. He was affectionately called “Stew” by many of his friends. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and was a 1962 graduate of Sequatchie County High School. He was loving, caring, and the most selfless individual you would ever meet, and…

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